Emerson Hospital

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When you are hospitalized at Emerson Hospital, your care is overseen by a doctor called a hospitalist—an internal medicine physician who focuses solely on the medical care of hospitalized patients. 

A hospitalist will see you each day and night you’re in the hospital, and is available throughout the day to answer questions from you and your family.

If it’s your child who is hospitalized, you’ll be glad to know that Emerson Hospital also has a team of pediatric hospitalists who understand the unique needs of our youngest patients.
 

The advantages of being cared for by a hospitalist

There’s tremendous peace of mind knowing that a doctor is overseeing all your care while you’re in the hospital:
  • The hospitalists at Emerson work as a team, sharing information on all hospitalized patients under their care
  • They’re available day and night, and are accessible in case of emergencies or whenever concerns arise
  • You and your family have a single point of contact when you have questions about your care 
  • The hospitalist team is familiar with all departments within the hospital and can efficiently coordinate needed care, ensuring fast turnaround of tests and treatments
  • The hospitalist will evaluate your condition and communicate with your primary care doctor about treatment and progress, ensuring a smooth transition after you’re discharged from the hospital

What if I need a primary care doctor?

If you don’t have a primary care doctor at the time you’re discharged, the attending hospitalist can help you find an Emerson primary care physician who is taking new patients. This ensures the most efficient continuity of care to keep you as healthy as possible.

Get to Know: Kaytee Welsh, MD9/18/2018

Kaytee Welsh, MD, reveals why she enjoys her role as a pediatric hospitalist, how she supports anxious parents, and the ways Emerson’s medical staff relates to young patients during their visit to the hospital.

New Physician Joins Emerson Primary Care of Bedford 11/29/2018

Russell Zide, MD, FSVM, recently joined Emerson Primary Care of Bedford and is accepting new adult patients at 55 North Road, Suite 120 in Bedford.